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    SubjectRE: Problems building 2.6.26 and 2.6.27-rc1
    Sam wrote:

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    > On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 08:07:28PM +0000, Miller, Mike (OS Dev) wrote:
    > > Roland wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > > > I'm getting the following error when trying to build either
    > > > 2.6.26 or > 2.6.27-rc1:
    > > > >
    > > > > arch/x86/kernel/head64.c: In function 'x86_64_start_kernel':
    > > > > arch/x86/kernel/head64.c:88: error: size of array
    > 'type name' is
    > > > negative
    > > >
    > > > It looks like you're hitting
    > > >
    > > > BUILD_BUG_ON(!(MODULES_VADDR > __START_KERNEL));
    > > >
    > > > No idea why you're hitting that though. What's your .config and
    > > > compiler?
    > > >
    > > I think maybe I've figured out what's breaking my build. If
    > use "make -jN" I hit the error. I usually set N to the number
    > of processors (real and HT). So if /proc/cpuinfo display info
    > about 4 processors I use -j4, etc. If I don't specify the
    > number of jobs to run simultaneously the build completes with
    > just the usual warnings.
    > >
    > > Any experts on parallelism out there?
    >
    > Can you post the output of a make -j4 V=1 run that fials and
    > one that succeeds.
    > Then we can maybe spot something.
    >
    > Sam
    Sure. Not to be stupid, but do you want the entire output from the builds or just what would go to stderr?

    -- mikem


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